93 Rating Wine Advocate June 2019 drink 2019-2024
I returned to the 2016 La Montesa once it had been in bottle for almost eight months. It has all the rosemary, thyme and aromatic plants in the Monte Yerga in Alfaro. It has a note of incense. It’s super juicy Garnacha with citrus freshness. It’s incredible to have this quality at this price and almost unbelievable that they produced 690,000 bottles of it. A steal!
The changes initiated when Álvaro Palacios returned to the family winery in Rioja have been important. The latest milestone has been the organic certification for their wine La Montesa in the 2017 vintage, a remarkable achievement because this is a 670,000 bottle cuvée!